I’ve taken some side trips the last few months, the consequence of which has been an unintentional hiatus from blogging. My adventures led me to textile conferences, workshops and even knitting shows, connecting me to creative people, opportunities and inspirational fodder to share. I decided that as my return, I’d update you on what I’ve been doing and what I’ll be writing about in future posts.
Last summer, I was thrilled to have a personal essay published in one of the (currently) three magazines to which I subscribe: Uppercase (issue 30, p. 67). It was a story of how my heritage strongly influences why–and how–I weave. This magazine is unique for creatives and is published independently by Janine Vangool in Alberta, Canada, who continually offers contribution opportunities for artisans. This particular essay enabled me to vocalize why I am pursuing a life in textiles–and was a confidence booster to see that I could get an article published!